Definition of abuses
cruel and violent treatment of a person or animal.
Could it be that we oppress and kill each other so readily because our abuse and slaughter of animals has desensitized us to the suffering and death of others?
insulting and offensive language.
Since then, we have regularly been subjected to abuse and threats have been made to kill us.
speak in an insulting and offensive way to or about (someone).
Apparently these three people were out shopping in Toys ‘R’ Us and were verbally abused and threatened with violence by members of staff.
the improper use of something.
This is, as I like to point out, an abuse of history.
treat (a person or an animal) with cruelty or violence, especially regularly or repeatedly.
The Rovers' barmaid is being emotionally abused in scenes that are repeated behind closed doors in homes in Greater Manchester and across the country.
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